As a horse when he has run, a dog when he has tracked the game, a bee when it has made the honey, so a man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season.
Few men have souls so dead that they will not bother to look up when they hear the barking of wild Geese.
–Roger Tory Peterson
(for “men,” modern readers may wish to substitute “people”)
You will be no swimmer till you can place some confidence in the power of the water to support you. —Benjamin Franklin (via 10 Mile Swim)
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” —Woodrow Wilson (via pangeaseed)
“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
— Oliver Sacks, quoted by Michiko Kakutani, in the NYT today (via Steve Silberman)
“Few men have souls so dead that they will not bother to look up when they hear the barking of wild Geese.” –Roger Tory Peterson
Twitter says, starting today, you’ll see “related headlines” appearing underneath tweets that have been embedded on websites. There’s some confusion about whether these headlines will appear on websites or not. Some people, like Jay Rosen, hate the idea of embedding links to other people’s websites. Journalists aren’t going to like this. Raise your hand if […]
“I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy […]
Fast Company asked me how I manage to be productive, which gave me a chance to explain how I use Evernote and Instapaper. Here’s their writeup: Dylan Tweney, the executive editor at VentureBeat, said Evernote, the popular note-taking and archiving service, is his go-to productivity tool. “I use Evernote to collect everything I might possibly […]
“In short, Aaron Swartz was not the super hacker breathlessly described in the Government’s indictment and forensic reports, and his actions did not pose a real danger to JSTOR, MIT or the public. He was an intelligent young man who found a loophole that would allow him to download a lot of documents quickly. This loophole was created intentionally by MIT and JSTOR, and was codified contractually in the piles of paperwork turned over during discovery.”
via The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime” « Unhandled Exception.
Links I posted to pinboard from April 8th through April 9th:
Links I posted to pinboard from April 5th through April 7th:
- Robot Cargo Ship’s Space Station Arrival: Big Pic : Discovery News – Looks like Ridley Scott science fiction, but real: Docking cargo ship at the ISS.
- Trojans, viruses, worms: How does malware get on PCs and Macs? | ZDNet – For new followers, I recommend this post from last year: Trojans, viruses, worms: How does malware get on PCs and Macs?
- Joke app Happy Poo finds some success on Android platform | VentureBeat – Was so much cooler when it was iPhone only RT @deantak: Joke app Happy Poo finds some success on Android platform:
- There’s a Pinterest for that – Also, don't miss our pinboard of Pinterest clones, "There's a Pinterest for that." by @kelly_heather
- Stuff I found online / Pinterest is now the third most popular social network. WTF? – Pinterest is now the third most popular social network. WTF?
- This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy [Update] | Cult of Mac – Finally read @DrCrypt's story, which kicked off the whole "Girls Around Me" controversy. A great read!